The Modular Advantage | March 22nd, 2019

5 Great Reasons to Choose Modular

We’re about to put the age old argument regarding choosing stick-built or modular for your dream home to rest. Here are a just a few of the reasons why The Modular Advantage outweighs stick-building.

1. Factory Built to Withstand our Harsh Canadian Climate

Not only are factory built homes built to withstand the journey to your property, they use an estimated 20% – 30% more framing lumber for structural strength. That translates to a stronger, longer standing home. Our builder also uses adhesive, screws and steel strapping to fasten components together to ensure structural stability.

Take it from our manufacturer … the following construction features ensure additional rigidity and ensure your home is built to last:

  • Wall systems employ a continuous 2 x 4′ belt rail to the entire wall.
  • Galvanizes straps are installed every 48″ securing the framing to the floor.
  • Exterior wall sheathing is glued and stapled to the studs and belt rails leaving no exterior sheathing unsupported by framing.

Modular built homes also have a proven track record of standing up to severe weather. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recognized modular homes for their superior performance standing up to hurricanes. Read more in this article.

2. Factory Built to Withstand our Harsh Canadian Climate

Factory built modular homes are significantly more energy efficient than their site built counterparts. In layman’s terms – we build faster, with the right materials. Here are some building specifications straight from our manufacturer:

  1. We use R60 insulation in the ceiling, R40 in the floor and R22 in the walls.
  2. A vapour barrier is installed continuously around the home – leaving no gaps.
  3. All openings are sealed with caulking to keep warm air in and cold air out.
  4. Our Low E Argon windows are standard in all our homes.

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Continuous Vapour Barrier

3. Customization is at your fingertips.

It’s a common misconception that factory built homes are cookie-cutter. We provide you with a range of pre-designed floorplans to suit your needs. However, you have the creative freedom to customize your dream home – from layout to decor and everything in between.

Take a look at some of our past projects below:

Past Projects

4. From design to delivery in 3 months.

Modular homes are built faster than their stick-built counterparts. We have efficiencies in place that allow for maximum building efficiency without sacrificing quality. Some of our homes can be delivered in just 3 months!

5. Climate Controlled Factory Construction

The materials that go into our homes are not exposed to the weather, like those put into stick-built homes. You won’t find our materials out in the rain, snow or sleet. Engineered lumber products are limited in their ability to withstand excessive moisture.

These are just five reasons why modular homes are a cut above the rest. Get in touch with one of our friendly team members to learn more about why modular is right for you.

Material storage at a typical site build

Material storage at a home building factory

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